It’s incredibly easy to register to vote in the 2019 federal election

Aug 22 2019, 2:36 pm

Federal elections usually take place every four years and the electoral process allows you, as a Canadian, to have your voice heard and contribute to the democracy of your country (a really momentous act, when you think about it).

If you’re a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older on election day, you’re eligible to vote. But before you start envisioning who you’d like to see in Parliament — are you registered to vote?


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Chances are you’ve got a busy schedule, whether you’re working full-time, studying, or doing both, but registering in advance means you’ll receive a voter information card in the mail with your name on it that will tell you where and when to vote as well as save yourself time at the polls. The federal election registration process is a lot easier than you think, and it takes just minutes to complete.

You’re most likely already registered in the National Register of Electors, which is used to create the lists of electors. Check here to make sure. However, if you’ve moved in the last few years, you may not be registered at your current address.

This is nothing to worry about because you can simply visit to update your address online.

If you’re not registered to vote, you can easily sign up online in minutes via Elections Canada/register. To do this, you’ll need your driver’s licence or provincial or territorial ID card. Elections Canada also accepts other pieces of ID, you can check out the complete list here.


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To get all the information on voting, visit or call 1-800-463-6868.

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